The Indian boxers are in no mood to stop as they are qualifying for the semifinals and finals one after the other. After Nitu, Nikhat Zareen, and Mohammed Hussam Uddin, Sagar Ahlawat also qualified for the semifinals of his boxing event. The Indian pugilist made it to the last-four stage in the Men’s over 92kg (Super Heavyweight) category after beating Keddy Evans of Seychelles.
Sagar beat Evans 5-0 on Thursday to advance to the next round. By qualifying for the semifinals, he assured India of another medal in boxing. Ahlawat eased into the bout after landing some big left punches early but Agnes showed a determined front, landing a few shots of his own.
Agnes came out strong in the second round and stayed busy pushing the Indian to the ropes. But Ahlawat though counter-punched his way out of the clinch in the second round. The third round of the match was one-sided as Ahlawat handled Agnes throughout and easily emerged the victor by unanimous decision.
Earlier in the day, Amit Panghal advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s flyweight 51kg. The Indian defeated Scottish boxer, Lennon Mulligan, 5-0 in his quarter-finals match at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Solihull. Ahlawat joined Mohammed Hussamuddin, Nitu Ghanghas, Nikhat Zareen and Amit Panghal, and Jaismine Lomboria on the list of Indian boxers who have assured at least a bronze medal.